STEP Classes are open to all Jackson County Youth within the age range for the class*! These classes are wonderful opportunities for youth to learn about a new subject through a hands-on activity!
*Each class has its own age range, based on the child's age at the time of the class
STEP it UP Winter/Spring 2023
All classes will be at 569 Hanley Drive and cost $5 ($2 for 4-H members, email [email protected] for the code) unless otherwise noted.
The first STEP class for 4-H Members is free (email [email protected] for the code)!
- Jan 31 at 6:30PM: Let There Be Light (Electricity and LEDs):
- Have you ever wondered how electricity works? Come learn about electricity at this shocking STEP class (no physical shocking will happen)! Each participant will bring home an LED-based critter and a bit more knowledge about Electricity!
- Ages 5-12
- Feb 2 and 10 at 6:30PM (two-part class): Heart-Felt Applique Wall Hangings (Felt Applique)
- In this two-day class, come join applique expert Charlotte Jackson as she teaches a hands-on applique class! Learn how to applique heart shaped felt pieces & sew decorative stitches to make a fun Valentines themed wall hanging. Stitches to be taught: Back stitch, Running stitch, Fly stitch, Blanket stitch and Lazy Daisy.
- Ages 8-19
- Feb 23 at 6:30PM: Painting ROCKS (Painting)
- Have you ever been interested in rock painting? How about owning a cactus? On February 23, 2023, Regan Moreau will be hosting a cactus rock painting class. In this class we will be using different painting techniques to create your perfect cactus rock. You can decide if you’d like to put your cactus rock in a pot or leave it out of a pot!
- Ages 6-19
- March 2-3 at 6:30PM (two-part class): Pie in the Sky (Cooking Pizza)
- In this two-day class, 4-H Foods Judge Shelli James will be teaching participants how to make homemade pizza! On day 1, participants will learn to prepare and make dough, then the next day will come back to learn about preparing toppings and baking a pizza! The class will cover basics of food safety and tips on making quality pizza.
- Ages 9-19
- March 10 and 17 at 6:30PM (two-part class): Piece of Cake (Cake Decorating)
- In this two-day hands-on class, 4-H Foods Judge Shelli James will teach you how to decorate cakes! On day 1, participants will practice the basics of cake decorating with icing bags and tips. A week later, participants will use their knowledge to ice and decorate a fair-themed cake. Participants can even bring their own cake or use a foam round as is often used for cake decorating at the fair!
- Ages 9-19
- March 22 at 6:30PM: Pick a Plant (Horticulture)
- Get your Spring garden going! Join biologist and 4-H leader Carolina Livi for a hands-on, inquiry-based plant propagation class. Participants will take home the plants they propagate to watch them grow!
- Ages 5-19
- March 23 at 6:30PM: Mason Jar Mosaics (Art)
- Art comes in so many forms! Using colors and mason jars, Regan Moreau will teach you to create an interesting scenery jar! Kids will learn about different ways to bring colors to life by using decoupage to create a mosaic scenery image on a mason jar!
- Ages 6-19
- March 31 at 6:30PM: Fruit Jerky (Food Preservation)
- Have you ever wanted to learn about making dried fruit or fruit leather? Are you interested in the basics of food preservation? Did you know you can make dried fruit with a toaster oven, conventional oven, or even air fryer? Come learn all about it from the Jackson County Master Food Preservers! Participants will practice the basics of drying fruit and learn about safety, methods, and even get to try a variety of dried goodies make by the Master Food Preservers themselves! Of course, participants will also take home their own creations!
- Ages 9-19
- April 21 at 6PM: Let's Jam! (Food Preservation)
- Come learn all about the basics of canning and making jam from the Jackson County Master Food Preservers! Participants will make their own jams and learn about safety, methods, making jellies, and even get to try a variety of canned goodies made by the Master Food Preservers themselves! Of course, participants will also take home their own jam creations!
- Ages 9-19
- April 17 and 24 at 6:30PM (two-part class): Sew a Schlep (Sewing)
- In this two-day class, Sewing Guild member Cheri Biskeborn will be teaching participants how to make their own schlep bag! Participants will learn the basics of sewing and will come home with their creation!